Friday, 20 March 2015

An Eclipse through History's Lens

Imagine back in Ancient Times
Our ancestors had simpler minds
Observing the planets passing by
In the immense Egyptian sky.

The Sun God Ra on chariot raced
From dawn to dusk on Heaven's face
Infallible, vibrant and revered
So an eclipse was greatly feared.

Darkness at noon, all birdsong dies
An eerie cloak blots out the skies
Beast and human uncomprehending
Thought perhaps the world was ending.

Then gradually the light returned
The sun's rays hit the sand and burned
The relief was palpable and real...
But today we know it's no big deal!

(c) Poet in the woods 2015

March 20th, 2015

Eclipse 2017 - over the Atlantic Ocean

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